Steer the ball homeToday’s football phrase is ‘to clip’.

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(to) Clip

In football we use the verb to clip to describe a type of pass or shot that raises the ball slightly. Similar to chip, the ball is lifted by placing the foot under it and then moving it through the air. Usually the verb to clip links or collocates with the word shot, for example, the player clipped a shot over the bar, or pass, he clipped a pass over the defence to his team mate. (to) Clip

  • Example: The ball was clipped forward by the midfielder to allow the striker to score.

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